Faith Fellowship began with a simple idea…

Dr. Daymond Talkington - Pastor Faith Fellowship - Thornton Photo Godfrey, IL 618 466 3434
Dr. Daymond Talkington

Take the age-old truths of the Bible and present them through engaging messages, striking visuals, and great music. Moreover, we are authentic and passionate about presenting Christ in a way that is new and refreshing. The leaders of Faith Fellowship are intentional about creating an atmosphere that takes the stress out of going to church.  Whether you have never been to church, been away for a while, or have attended your entire life, Faith Fellowship feels immediately comfortable. From the moment you pull into the parking lot, we will make you feel at home. Parking volunteers will help you find a place, and they are available to assist you in getting inside if needed.

Faith Fellowship is barely into the second decade of living out our mission: to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Come and see why so many people are making Faith Fellowship a part of their lives.

You will experience worship at Faith Fellowship in a casual, intuitive, high-tech atmosphere with today’s culture in mind. The weekend service is creative, contemporary, and compelling with only one intent–to present the message of Jesus Christ in a way that is relevant and alive. The high-energy, cutting-edge worship, drama, and multimedia presentations highlight the worship experience. Pastor Dr. Daymond Talkington uses a no-holds-barred communication style in applying God’s Word to life’s complexities. This isn’t church as you have known it; it is energetic, captivating, and never boring.

The band is styled after the timeless rock and roll lineup, complete with electric and acoustic guitars, bass, drums, and keyboard. The sounds you hear on your favorite radio stations can also be heard at Faith Fellowship–rock, soul, jazz, and blues. The band rivals any in the area (Christian or secular).

If you have children, rest assured that they will be in the best possible care. All members of the Children’s Ministry Team undergo a criminal and civil background check to ensure complete safety. While parents are experiencing the creative, life-changing weekend service, children are participating in their own high-energy encounter in the new Kids Zone Building. They won’t want to go home!

Worship This Week

Message This Week

  • TOP GUN • Vertical Roll – 6/19/22

    One of the most unusual miracles in the Bible is recorded in 2 Kings Chapter 6. A group of prophets decide to build a new place to meet and ask for Elisha to accompany them to cut down trees near the Jordan River. As the men are working, one man is swinging an ax in the process of chopping down a tree and the ax head flies off the handle and lands in the Jordan River. He is distressed and asks Elisha what he should do because not only has he lost his tool; it is borrowed. An ax with an iron ax head would have been valuable. Elisha asks him to point to the exact spot in the river where the ax head fell. The man does so, and in response Elisha cuts a stick and throws it in the water. The ax head floats to the surface and Elisha instructs the man to pick it up. This is not a magic trick, and the stick that was thrown in had no power, but Elisha displays his faith in a God who can retrieve what has been lost and restore what is not seen.

    Scriptures – 2 Kings 6:4-7; Psalm 73:2; Revelation 2:4-5

    Verses – But I had almost stopped believing this truth. I had almost lost my faith…. (Ps 73:2) But I do have something against you! And it is this: You don’t have as much love as you used to. Think about where you have fallen from, and then turn back and do as you did at first…. (Re 2:4-5)

    Thought – Perhaps you haven’t lost your ax head, but you’ve lost your cutting edge, your spiritual edge. For some there was a time when you were more about the things of God, prayed more, served more, attended faithfully. You had more joy, more peace, more passion. How do you know if you’ve lost your spiritual edge? You start losing heart. Things don’t move you anymore, you serve out of duty, there’s no joy, energy, excitement. Then you start losing faith. You stop taking risks, lose vision for what God wants for your life, start settling for what you want instead of what God wants. How do you regain your spiritual edge? 1) Admit where you are! You must first realize there’s a problem. Your relationship with God isn’t where it should be or needs to be. 2) Acknowledge where you lost your passion, excitement, energy. Whatever has distracted you from God’s purpose needs to be put in its place. It may be busyness, obligations or personal pursuits. The world’s version on living creeps into your schedule and pretty soon, time for the things of God have been pushed out. 3) Take back what you have lost with God’s help. Think about the things you did when your spiritual life was on the cutting edge, moving forward, pursuing God. What were you doing then that you are not doing now? You must turn back (repent) and do as you did when you were walking in close communion with God. God is good. You only need to ask him for help. He can help restore in you what has been lost.

    Questions – What spiritual practices do you maintain? Are there any spiritual practices that you’ve allowed to fall by the wayside? Are there areas of your spiritual life that you realize have grown stale…serving, Bible reading, prayer, time with God, sharing your faith, fellowship with other Christians, worship? In what areas do you feel your spiritual edge is sharper and in what areas has it grown dull? Why do people assume that serving, giving and living for God come easily for a Christ-follower and don’t require discipline? How do you feel about spiritual discipline? What edge needs to be sharpened in your spiritual life?

    Response – Determine where you need spiritual renewal, a sharpening of your Godly disciplines and practices. Seek God and put in the work needed to restore what you’ve lost.

    Prayer – Dear Lord, help me to not grow tired in serving you and doing good. Help my heart and my faith to grow stronger. Thank you for restoring and renewing my strength each day as I seek you. In Jesus’ Name I pray amen.